Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun With Finger Paint - Adults Can Do It Too!

Photo by Activity Village

Children are so free when they create. They approach art with carefree abandon and a enviable bliss that keeps them from judgement and criticism. Ahhhhh .... such freedom to just create and enjoy the process of creating art without worrying about the end product. Finger painting is the perfect way to enjoy this pure joy. It is a great activity to enjoy with your child too!

Don't believe me?

I challenge you to give it a try. While your little one is busy creating their fantastic finger painting give yourself the opportunity to create too. Forget about your manicure or if the paint will get all over the place. Squirt some colors out on a paper plate, dip your fingers, close your eyes and paint. Try to remember what it was like to have this type of tactile experience for the very first time. Feel the paint. The freedom in letting the material guide you. Don't think about what to paint just enjoy the act of painting.

Photo by Randsco

The gift is to show your child that you are able to let loose and create right along side of them. It's a journey and you are experiencing it with them. Display your pieces alongside of each other proudly. A memory to cherish of a shared experience in art together.

Let me know how it turns out!

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